Vote for Me and You Could Win a Ruff PC

Ruff PC

Remember that Ruff PC Laptop review that Michael did a few weeks back? It seems that review was part of a review competition with the best review winning the Ruff PC. The winner is decided by readers in three rounds of voting. Amazingly enough, I made it into the second round without even knowing about it.

The competition started with 80 reviews. The top 20 with the most votes are now in round two. The top five will move onto the final round. So head over to The Thinking Blog and vote for me! If I win this PC, I’ll be giving away it to a reader who voted.

The rules are simple, cast a vote for me and then leave a comment here so I know you voted. Hopefully, we’ll have enough votes to enter the final round. Then we’ll pull out all the stops in the final round and one lucky reader will take that laptop home!

Vote for the best Ruff PC Review – Round 2

269 thoughts on “Vote for Me and You Could Win a Ruff PC”

  1. trmanco says:

    1 vote for John Chow here 😀

    1. Mubin says:

      adding my one vote you are now at ahead by about 60 votes.

      1. Yup he is ahead now…by 101 votes (after I voted)

    2. Zac Johnson says:

      Just voted for you as well. haha, this is insane. You are destroying everyone on votes!

      1. Ash Haque says:

        Voted, you are indeed killing the competition (more than everyone else put together) 😈

      2. He is 2nd right now after TechTreak at 80 votes behind (557-633) but they are both at huge distance from all others. 3 more days to go!

    3. Another vote for Mr. Chow!

      1. and I can’t spell worth crap…

  2. Mayank says:

    you’ve gone against the rules John. They said no bribing and you are bribing us. So, I think you don’t deserve this laptop.
    I suggest that you go through the rules once again. Michael did a good job and because of which you reached the second round…but this way you’ll be disqualified.

    1. Justin says:

      Would you like to share with all of us how is John bribing?

      John is giving nothing to all who voted for him. And I think that none of us here voted for John to get Laptop? He got the vote cause he did goog job writing the review.

      1. Mayank says:

        Ok lets get it correct…John didn’t write it. Michael wrote the post. Now, I’m not against John in any way. I’m just saying that this is called bribing….if you are not voting for him for that laptop doesn’t mean everyone else isn’t voting.

        After all you are the only one who took time to read this comment and what about others…all of them have said John gets 1 vote.

        So, see readers are interested in that laptop and not anything else.

    2. He’s technically offering you an opportunity 😉

    3. Michael Kwan says:

      Mayank: If you look at the second round post, it says that the winner can do whatever they want with the Ruff PC, including giving it away to one of their readers. In this way, John is sticking with the rules.

      Justin: John didn’t do a good job writing the review. I did. I used to make a comment or two on every review I wrote here, correcting people when they say things like “great review john”, but I’ve grown tired of correcting them.

      Nicholas: Exactly. The difference would be if John gave a Ruff PC to everyone who voted for him… now that’s an idea!

      I’m just going to sound greedy here and say that if the review posted on John Chow dot Com ends up winning the competition, I should get the RuffPC, because I wrote the “best” review. Then again, if the review weren’t posted here, it would reach a much smaller audience. Hey John, sound like a deal? I’ll refund how much you paid me for that review. LOL.

      1. Shaun Carter says:


        I notice your struggles too with people not realizing you write the bulk of the ReviewMe reviews here. I think you should re-negotiate for a higher payment from John for each review and just ghostwrite it for him and forgo the recognition on the Author line.

      2. Mayank says:

        Michael…First off..great job in writing the review.
        secondly, I don’t think that its written anywhere that you can do anything with the laptop.

        And as I’ve said that if every blogger (taking part in contest) decided that they are giving away the laptop then the line ” THis is not a popularity contest” becomes a waste…Clearly John has more readers than every other blogger in contest.

        I’m just asking for a fair contest and nothing else.

  3. Alex


    Voted! 😀

  4. Bill Futreal says:

    I voted for you – you were leading the pack when I cast my vote!

  5. Sean Morris says:

    I just voted. You have 7 votes, most of the rest only have one vote.

    1. Have the best Christmas John! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hope you give what you wanted. :smile:

  6. Rehan says:

    Voted :mrgreen: Thats a one slick looking laptop!

  7. Todd Austin says:

    1 more vote for John.

  8. sean says:

    I voted for you.


  9. sean


    I voted for you.


  10. Shaun Carter says:

    I voted for ya John!

  11. Jason says:

    I voted. You’re at 12 votes with 80% of the total votes. Good luck to you……and me 😈

  12. BladedThoth says:

    Alright, I voted because it was good 😉

    It’s at 14 votes, with you with all but 2 of the votes so far. (82.35% votes)

  13. Justin says:

    You got my vote cause it was much better review than most of others which I read. All I can say if you keep on writing good reviews, you will get votes even if you don’t offer any thing in return : :roll:

  14. Coop says:

    1 more vote here,

  15. Sean


    You got my vote John.

    1. Etienne Teo says:

      got my vote cheers!

  16. Sean says:

    You got my vote John!

  17. Ray Ebersole says:

    Hey John,

    I just voted for you, I was the 24th vote for you out of 27 total votes. Your are blowing them away!!!!


  18. KiwiPulse says:

    I voted for you! Bring us the laptop 😎

  19. Lori says:

    I voted as well. I was the 26th vote and it looks like you will win! Good luck and Merry Christmas:)

  20. Alex Shalman says:

    Just put in vote number 27. Laptop me! =) 😈

  21. I voted for you John. Looks like you have a commanding lead in the voting. Unless there is some problems with the chads, I’d say that contest is as good as yours.

  22. Adnan says:

    I’ve voted for ya John!

  23. Ben says:

    You got my vote! The contest seems a little…One sided. 😈 Very, very evil.

  24. Edgar says:

    I voted for you JC.


  25. George Burke says:

    Well, John it look like you are going to win the laptop. It looks kind of wierd. I am not familiar with this type of laptop.

    1. David Chew says:

      Is a good laptop and John is probably going to win it.

  26. aczafra says:

    Voted for John Chow!
    Now give me that laptop!

  27. Zac


    Voted for ya John! 86.36% right now.

  28. Emmanuel says:

    I believe you have an edge already. I just voted for you now. All the best

  29. Steven Kovar says:

    I voted. Good luck John, though it looks as if you don’t need much of that. 😈

  30. bob goh says:

    I have voted you! Yeah…keep your finger crossed!

  31. bob says:

    I have voted you. Keep your finger crossed!

  32. DotDriven says:

    Wow, I could actually use that lol. But I doubt I’d get lucky enough to ever win heheh.

    Placed my vote and by the looks of things I don’t think there will be any problem getting you into the next rounds lol.

  33. Yogesh says:

    Just voted for you, I was vote number 47. Pretty sure your going to win this one.

  34. wow – he did a really good link bait there!

  35. Domtan says:

    Count us in Mr. Chow. Voted.

    Good luck.

  36. Vote for you john!!

  37. Dave says:

    Another vote for John Chow. I sure could use a laptop for my website, Tailgating Ideas.

  38. Voter number 53!!! Your first place right now with second place very close…. 1 vote 😆

  39. Dave says:

    Chalk up another vote for John Chow.

  40. Nomar says:

    Voted for you John :)

  41. I voted for you…for my own reasons and not just the laptop. 😐

  42. I’m the #59 vote for JohnChow :mrgreen:

  43. I voted for you John! Vancouver pride!
    If DotDriven wins the laptop…. 😉
    and the free John Chow Review!

    Keep up the good work John,

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  44. Karol Krizka says:

    Voted. 👿 You are the first one on the list, so you should get quite a lot of votes. 👿

  45. Tha Guru says:

    i have voted for you. and i can tell you it looks good.79% for you not bad. 😈

  46. count me down for a vote! looks like John is pulling ahead fast!

  47. tom


    Voted for you :smile:

  48. tom


    Voted for you :smile:

  49. kaly


    I voted.

  50. ImageGag says:

    I voted for you John. #69 vote for you. I only read 2 1/2 other reviews so I feel sort of evil. 😐

  51. Ryan says:

    got my vote. best of luck (to me)!

  52. Mark Walsh says:

    Voted for you, looks like you’ve got it already 😉

  53. Hi John,
    Just voted for you!


  54. Ben


    Hey John, you got my vote.

  55. Ben


    Hey John, you got my vote…

  56. Shawn Knight says:

    got my vote in, good luck

  57. Saw you in the mall today. Was going to say – Hey John Chow, but I think you were with family so decided not to. Maybe next time.
    Now I just voted for you. I feel karmic.

  58. I voted. At 79 votes, you have 80.61% of the votes and kicking a$$. Good Luck.

    Merry Christmas to all.

  59. Kurt says:

    1 vote for John Chow Dot Com!

  60. Voted for you and so far it looks like you are top of the board. Five days left still. Good luck!

  61. Voted for you! (might have posted 2 times lol)

  62. katy says:

    You have my vote, you are up to 85 votes! :mrgreen:

  63. Justin says:

    John Chow FTW! Voted!

  64. Patrik


    One more vote for you John :)

    Merry X-mas!

  65. Million says:

    Voted for you, not sure if this post is showing up already! Good luck!

  66. Sam Shaq says:

    Hi John,
    you got my vote too.

    You are first (81.90%) 😆
    good luck
    Sam S.

  67. Kristy


    That’s what I like about you John! Always sharing your goodies! 😛
    You got my vote ofc. 😉

    1. David Chew says:

      That is the good thing about John about sharing goods and information to us.

  68. Chalk up one more vote. And I’ll be glad to have the laptop…

  69. Cigar Jack says:

    Good Luck! I voted for you.

  70. Simon says:

    voted, good luck john. you’ve got a huge lead!

  71. Edwin says:

    Added 1 from me and now you are at 95 votes. Oh man.. everyone is getting owned!

  72. Paul says:

    Hey John, I voted. #96. It looks like your kicking butt with 80% of the votes!

  73. Jason says:

    So this is how you get 100+ comments on one article. You offer them the chance to win a laptop worth $3 grand….and here I was getting ready to hold a $70 mp3 contest, lol.

  74. haha…I voted…and John Chow has 100 votes…I think you’re gonna win it!

  75. Simon says:

    Voted now at 80.49%

  76. Dustin says:

    I voted for you and sent a few friends there as well. Good luck man and thanks for your blog. I enjoy reading it.

  77. AJ


    I voted. You are evil 😈

  78. Jehan says:

    I voted! Good Luck to Me!

  79. EarnBlogger says:

    Voted! Mine is 109th vote for you (81.95%). You gonna win this 😈

  80. Voted.

    01. John Chow Dot Com (111 votes)

  81. Mike Huang says:

    For once John, your evil plans were done unintentionally :)


  82. Etienne Teo says:

    I just voted as well, that was evil!

  83. gadis says:

    I voted for you. I hope you win, good luck :)

  84. mesis says:

    I voted for you.

  85. larry says:

    I have put a vote in… Wow, look like John is going to win… I wonder who he is going to give the laptop to ?? How is he going to choose who to give to ?? Ballot ?? Voting again ?? Hmmm, I wonder what can I do with that laptop if I were to get it ??
    idea1, play online games everyday
    idea2, chat on alamak everyday
    idea3, shop in ebay everyday
    idea4, surf adult websites everyday
    idea5, check out those sexy videos on YouTube everyday

    the list can just goes on and on and on…

  86. johnCard says:

    count me in, john chow rules.

  87. WordVixen says:

    I voted John Chow as well. Of course, the review itself was worth the vote, but I totally want to win the laptop. :mrgreen:

  88. Zhu says:

    I’m French, therefor I’m easily corrupted. I voted. Where is my laptop?? :mrgreen:

  89. Josh says:

    I voted for JC!

  90. Hey John, I voted for you and it looks like you are kickin butt with the votes. You are leading by a mile.

  91. Paul


    I voted!

  92. josh


    vote casted i think you got this in the bag.
    i voted for john chow for the win!

  93. I voted for you John! Great review, aside from the prize, its well deserved anyway!

  94. David Chew says:

    I voted for you and good luck. 😀

  95. Count me in. I have voted for you! Good luck mate :mrgreen:

  96. Javo says:

    Alredy voted!! merry Christmas ! wow you will win that pc, you have 82% in the poll results 😀

  97. Ruchir says:

    Voted…You’re gonna win easily…

  98. aksn1p3r says:

    Merry Xmas John.

    Voted and Dugg, everyone Digg it 😉 :mrgreen:

    Hope I win! 😉

  99. FH2o says:

    Hey! I voted for you John – all the way from Kuching, Sarawak. Malaysia!

  100. Hi John, long time reader, (practically) first time commenter. I voted for you over at that site. I suppose I was inspired to enter your contest since I just finished up holding a giveaway contest at my own blog (first time) and in 1 week my RSS subscriptions were up 33%, I got Stumbled which led to my highest traffic day yesterday and for sure a LOT of the ideas about blogging were inspired from your writings. I haven’t been an active commenter on your site since my site has a different focus than yours – I suppose I only feel entitled to post on like themed sites… unless I have something genuine to say. Like “Thanks for all your work on this blog!”.


  101. KennyP says:

    I voted for you

  102. Liviu Pantea says:

    Vote nr. 139 just casted 😉 Keep going and merry Christmas to everybody

  103. Laura Thayer says:


    I voted! Happy Holidays!


  104. Kent says:

    Dude, I voted in.. 😈

  105. ATV Style says:

    You’re over 140 votes with mine

    For good measure I was also the first to stumble this article with my new stumbleupon account, will you send me the laptop first so I can beat on it a little before sending it along to it’s winner?? 😈

    1. ATV Style says:

      Ugh, maybe I shouldn’t have stumbled, I ended up discovering a really bad animal brutality video (and I stumbled that too, lol).

      Check out sites I’ve discovered, even entrecard got missed for weeks and I discovered that too. ( just don’t watch the animal video today)

  106. kanak says:

    count me in john.. I voted …Your blog has authority .. so lets make it win 😀

  107. kanak says:

    voted for you .. count me in … (sorry my previous comment didnt appear so trying again )

  108. Leo says:

    You were at 146 votes with my addition!

  109. Voted.. but i think you already got the place you are looking for.. Cheers and Merry Christmas….

  110. You got my vote. Good Luck 😈

  111. John u have my vote 😈

  112. Voted for John Chow, Good luck

    Merry Christmas Everyone! :)

  113. betshopboy says:

    Just voted for John Chow, you are way ahead of the competition! 😈

    Merry Christmas!

  114. Shrihari.S says:

    Voted John 😉 Best of luck

  115. Boozz


    Voted. Good luck.

  116. Stentorized says:

    I just voted you sir John.
    Good Luck!
    Merry Christmas to you and to your Love Ones!

  117. Nelson says:

    Voted. Good luck.

  118. crazyryan says:

    crazyryan voted for johnchow! 😎

  119. Flip168 says:

    Voted! For the Best Ruff PC Review. Time to replace my old P3-500 😉

  120. CatherineL says:

    Hope you win John. Merry Christmas. Hope Sally is having a wonderful time and got over her Santa scare.

  121. Thor Schrock says:

    Voted for your entry, John. You are smoking everyone else on the chart!

  122. al says:

    voted for you and count me in John 😛

  123. Kris says:

    I voted for you John. Now; I’m not exactly the luckiest person on the planet, but there is a little ray of hope for me to win that sexy laptop. :)

  124. I voted for ya John :-)!

  125. B.Smith


    You have my vote 😉
    165 votes for John 😎

  126. Sneezy Melon says:


    (voted ;))

  127. Although I never had luck on winning things (never won anything on contests), and I know I will never win anything. Even if I win, as I’m at the other side of the world, you will find it difficult to send me the laptop :smile:
    I gave you the vote not because I want to win the laptop but because you have inspired me to blog, to set goals and to struggle to live when there is no hope left.

    Appreciate that a lot.

  128. Roberta says:

    Just voted for ya, John…Merry Christmas!! 😀

    I figured I didn’t make it to the second round, so ya got my vote!

  129. Jason says:

    Apparently they’ve decided to add up the votes from all three rounds. John only got 5 votes the first round. John should still be winning, but will still need votes.

  130. buzzboy says:

    Voted! :smile: Time to replace my old P3-500 PC 😉

  131. Louie says:

    Whew! Got to the comment box at last! 😀 Voted!!!!! Goodluck! :)

  132. Gina says:

    I voted for you, John, and I’d like to take a moment to say that your review actually piqued my interest in a product I’d otherwise never heard of, so I’ll not cry, “Foul!” about your soliciting votes on your own personal blog where you may write whatever you darn well please. I really appreciated your review and thought it was thorough and thought-provoking. Thank you.

  133. i voted for you john could really do with a ruff pc :). Merry Christmas Sir!

  134. Rich Waters says:

    Looks like you’re in the lead by quite a bit now, as of my vote 51% were for John Chow. Good Luck

  135. ES


    I voted for you!

  136. KidBlogger says:

    12 year old kid blogger voted for ya. Hope I’ll win something like this. I don’t have money even to buy a blog host :) 😳

  137. TechDogg says:

    John, I voted for you. You now have 52% of the votes. Way to go!

  138. Arstan says:

    Voted, let’s try our luck now…

  139. Hustler says:

    voted…hook it up bro 😈

  140. Douglas Karr says:

    Voted for you, my friend!

  141. Pranaya



  142. Philip


    you got my vote. Now standing at 186 votes!

  143. rhyan says:

    one vote for the dot com mogul …. now if I win, I will freely distribute the picture of my prize would that be nice 😛

  144. Darren says:

    Another vote here.

  145. Mark says:

    Wow I love the look of them Ruff PC’s

    I voted for you. Good luck :)

  146. Ilias says:

    Another vote for Mr. Chow fro me! Good luck !

  147. krillz says:

    I voted, count me in.

  148. Rick Blythe says:



    Thanks John!

  149. Todd


    Well I voted, your review was VERY good. HINT HINT 😆 Anyway good luck with the competition.

  150. Jose


    vote, looks like getting to round 3 in a landslide.

  151. Meethere says:


    Hope you win first and then I 😈

  152. Arjuna says:

    Voted :)

    I hope you win 😉

    Merry Christmas

  153. Arjuna says:

    Voted for John Chow!

    Hope you win it 😉

    Merry Christmas :)

  154. Drew says:

    Voted for you as well :) .
    I think you got this Ruff PC by a longgg mile.

  155. Hi John
    Of course I voted for you. You are the champ, and I wasn’t a candidate anyway…. :-)
    Now the question is: can you afford the postage if I won? Postage all the way over to little cold Denmark at the south of Scandinavia in northern Europe isn’t the cheapest of destinations.
    Happy New Year everyone. 😀

  156. Essie Webber says:

    :mrgreen: I voted for you and am leaving this comment to note that…You did a super review! I also would like to win the computer so badly I can taste it!


  157. markbarbon


    Just voted for you John!!! Good luck!

  158. rohit says:

    Voted for you! Hope my first comment on this wonderful blog would be my luckiest.. :mrgreen:

  159. Debbie Brewer


    1 vote from me!

  160. Adam says:

    Go JC! Looks like you are pulling away!

  161. Nathan


    I voted for you!

  162. Dean Mapa says:

    I may not qualify for the laptop, because I live half-way across the globe. But I’m voting for you anyway because you have a terrific blog!


  163. Looks like Michael’s review will take this out easily. At the time I voted the only review that stands a chance against him is sitting on 16% or so.

  164. John3 says:

    Got my vote, Congratu… err, I mean – Good Luck!

  165. Lisa


    Voted for you. :mrgreen:

  166. Paul says:

    I voted for the main man John Chow!

  167. aditya says:

    John, I traveled far and beyond to for for you! 😯

    .. oh well.. not really though… I voted from my room hehehehe… but anyway.. I voted for you because I think your site helps me to understand things that relate to making money online.

    I’m yet to follow your footsteps, but I continue to learn from you.

    aditya from Indonesia.

  168. I voted for ya! 😀 I hope I win!!!!

  169. tracy ho says:

    count me in , John

    All the best

    Tracy ho
    wisdomgettingloaded 😛

  170. Hi, Sir Chow. I’ve added my vote for you. Good luck and hope you will choose the most deserving to receive the prize. For the lucky commenter… Congratulations in advance. :)

  171. Hi, Sir Chow. I’ve added my vote for you. Good luck and hope you will choose the most deserving to receive the prize. For the lucky commenter… Congratulations in advance. :)

    I noticed my email was incorrect so i had to resend my comment.

  172. Mert Erkal says:

    Hi John :)

    I did not vote for you, because i am in the competition :) You are going very well, but i won’t give up easily :)

    Mine is 18.Search For Blogging. A laptop is a laptop, no special meaning or motivation for me. My aim is to prove that fair play can win in any case.

    Enjoy the competition!

  173. Kiwican says:

    I read the article and a couple of the others and I thought your article actually did deserve the vote – boy I want one now! Had my mouth watering but I bet down here in good ol’ New Zealand it will take a long time to get them (and I guess my chances of winning here will be slim too ) but if i did win then I would be like the first person of everyone I know that had one.

  174. carl says:

    Count me in! I voted

  175. Jenni


    I voted for you! :smile:

  176. Rodney says:

    Done! Now you have 240 or 37.09% 👿

  177. Rodney says:

    Voted. You now have 240

  178. Dexter says:

    You are no 1 .. I have voted your site.. But more vistor should vote because very close with # 2

  179. Deborah says:

    I voted for you! Good luck!


  180. I Voted, Win and give it to me, I need one desparatly :-)

  181. Sushruta


    I’ve voted for ya John Chow. :)

  182. Pam Hoffman says:

    I voted for you John!

    As of my vote, you were in 2nd place – somewhat behind Tech Trek?

    I don’t know who that is…

    Good Luck John!

    Pam Hoffman

    p.s. i’m willing to be a winner of your contest should you pull it off.

  183. Netwalker says:

    Add another vote from me

  184. Will there be a winner in 2007, 2008 or when the number of comments hits 1.000? 😀

    Sorry, couldn’t resist a bit of fun. Happy New Year everyone. :-)

  185. Jay says:

    I am pretty sure my vote just went through… even though the poll kind of stalled lol… but my votes in!

    Good luck!


  186. Sushruta Bhattacharya


    I’ve voted for ya John Chow.I’ve said this b4 too but my name didn’t show up.

  187. Sushruta


    Voted for you John.

  188. Snownation says:

    Voted for John Chow!

  189. Watz says:

    I voted as well, for the the chow and Micheal

  190. Larry Mastel says:

    John, Enjoying your blog entries and review of the Ruff Laptop PC. Thanks for a great money making blog.

  191. Well my vote is in, and it’s pretty much going to be a sure thing for John Chow winning.

  192. mudin001 says:

    voted for you! 😀

  193. Jaganath says:

    Yes sir. I voted for you.

  194. chetan says:

    Voted for you John :)

  195. David Dunn says:

    Just voted for you John. You currently have 514 votes in total.

  196. ThienLee says:

    voted for you join…

  197. Tom says:

    Voted for you.

  198. Sheff says:

    I voted. Good luck.

  199. I voted for John´s review because of these 3 reasons:
    1) The review is short and very informative
    2) John Chow dot Com ROCKS!
    3) I´d love to get that laptop so I could join my clan and play Call of Duty 4 :smile:

  200. It was a well-written review, so you’ve got my vote. ^_^

  201. Dr J says:

    voted! Good luck!
    Dr J

  202. issa says:

    voted for you john! you’re leading the vote as of now with 566 votes. good luck!

  203. sven says:

    voted 😈

  204. Inhibitor says:

    Voted as well! Good luck!

  205. urbanmike says:

    Did anyone not vote for you? Of course I did!

  206. Suzette says:

    Just voted for you in the 3rd round. Looks like I was the 1st casted any votes. LOL!

  207. Hi John
    I vote for you.
    PD: Thanks to you my chess blog (in spanish) have now 3000 aprox visitors per month and growing.

    I started in july 2007 and never stop.

    Good luck

  208. computerwiz


    i was browsing zerohoursleep and check what he posted referring to you ” Instead of voting to get a slim chance to win, vote where it can make a difference”

  209. Viper says:

    I`ve voted for you!

  210. Tea Reviews says:

    I voted for ya – hope I get it, my wife drops her laptop on the ground at least once weekly… we could sure use a RuffPC!

    Cheers :-)

  211. john says:

    I voted for you – and it looks like you have a nice sized lead! Good luck!

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